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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new county court judge for Mineral County

DENVER ­— Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Ruth Acheson to serve as a county court judge in the 12th Judicial District, which serves Mineral County. Acheson will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. F. Stennard Lentz.


Acheson currently is in private practice for the Law Office of Ruth M. Acheson, a position she has held since 2004. Her practice consists exclusively of child protective issues. Prior to starting her own firm, Acheson worked as a public defender in the 12th Judicial District for nearly 20 years.


Acheson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law.


The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2013.